Dragon Models Limited 1/72 Scale Armor Pro
Series Kit No. 7307; Jagdpanzer IV/70 Early Production
Media and Contents:
163 parts (137 in grey styrene,
21 etched brass, 2 DS plastic track runs, 1turned aluminum gun barrel)
retail price estimated at US $13.98
Correct presentation of early production
vehicles on Pzkw. IV chassis; some new tweaks over past variants of this
DS tracks require adjustment but since they
cement up using plastic cement should not be a major drawback
Highly Recommended for all German WWII fans
Following on their earlier Jagdpanzer IV L/48 Early Production (No.
7276), Jagdpanzer IV/70 Lang (No. 7293) and the Jagdpanzer IV/70
Command Variant (No. 7328) kits, this kit mixes and matches to
provide an early production variant with the four return rollers and
Pzkw. IV road wheels. It also comes with the Pzkw. IV Ausf. H
cylindrical muffler but "Slide Molded" now with a hollow exhaust.
This kit has another new etched brass fret. Again the etched brass
skirts (schuertzen) from the "Stroke 48" kit have been dropped, and
while the kit has the styrene brackets the vehicle is shown as built
without them. Parts now provided include new stiffener/joint plates
for the rear hull and a new joint plate for the casemate to hull
joint at the rear of the casemate. The rest is similar to the
earlier three kits.
As is now the standard with this line of kits, it comes with
positionable hatches and separate hatches for the engine deck (but
no interior). Details are quite small (Right Puny Parts) so care
will have to be taken in assembly to prevent the "Carpet Monster"
from acquiring some of the details.
The two holes in the belly which appeared in Kit No. 7293 are now
gone, so the the diehard "right belly" fans will be pleased!
The road wheels come in the now-standard two-wheel molded units with
separate faces. Nine wheel pairs are provided for spares as well as
the regulars, but this kit comes without the solid steel ones (as is
correct for "as built.")
Other details include periscopic sights and viewers.
Four different finishing schemes are provided: Germany 1945
(tricolor); 9th Panzer Division, Hungary 1945 (tricolor); "Feldherrnhalle"
Panzer Division, Budapest 1945; and one unit in all green, Eastern
Front 1945. The decals are a "targeted" sheet for these options
This release basically finishes up the Jagdpanzer IV family.